Weekly Green News Update for Week 38 (September 19 to 25), 2016


Weekly green news update from across different media networks for week 38 (between September 19 to 25) 2016.

1. Delhi Government Orders Registration Of Diesel-Run Ambulance Cars

Delhi government has ordered registration of diesel-run ambulance cars with engine capacity of 2000 cc in the capital on payment of one per cent of the ex-showroom price of such vehicles as green cess.

2. Okhla plant falls foul of Swachh norms, says plea

Residents of Sukhdev Vihar and neighbouring colonies have now cited Swachh mission norms to oppose the Okhla waste-to-energy plant, which is allegedly causing air pollution in the neighbourhood.

3. NGT pulls up govt, civic bodies for disease outbreak

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday pulled up the Delhi government and the civic bodies for their failure to implement strong measures to control mosquito-breeding and check the spread of chikungunya and dengue.

4. After NGT order, DDA razes farmlands to free floodplains

Delhi Development Authority on Wednesday freed the Yamuna Khadar at Nangli Rajapur village adjacent to Sarai Kale Khan of encroachments by farmers, who were growing vegetables and flowers, as part of a demolition drive being conducted for the past three days.

5. Polluting EDMC vehicle

This East Delhi Municipal Corporation vehicle was going on NH24 at 5.50 pm on Saturday, September 17.

6. Waste dumped outside north corpn office

Debris and garbage have been dumped right outside the office of the deputy commissioner, North Delhi Municipal Corporation, on Asaf Ali Road.

7. Finding dignity in discard

Delhi′s Ghazipur landfill site is a ticking garbage bomb. But for the children in the neighbourhood, it is a mine of interesting finds.

8. Inspect Garbage Dumps For Mosquitoes, Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor To MCD

In the wake of a spurt in dengue and chikungunya cases, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today reviewed the condition of garbage dumps and directed municipal corporations to regularly collect the waste and keep the surrounding areas clean.

9. Aravali mess threatens Delhi, NCR groundwater

The groundwater that supports life in Delhi and NCR is in imminent danger of getting contaminated by toxic discharge from a colossal mass of rotting filth lying in the Aravali hills.

10. Declare Aravalis as NCZ: Green activists

Environmentalists have welcomed the Centre’s move to extend the definition of the Aravalis.

11. Green Crimes

Drive through the highway over the Yamuna floodplains on the outskirts of Delhi and the sight of white foamy residue of ind­ustrial waste floating on the ­water will hit you as rudely as the puffs of smoke from overburdened trucks plying on the road.

12. Volkswagen fallout: Real-time random emission tests for on-road vehicles from 2020

The government will introduce real-time random emission tests for on-road vehicles from 2020 to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emission scandal.

Shilpi Chakravarty

Shilpi Chakravarty is an environmental professional with a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Delhi. She works to use her professional skills for making the planet a better place to live on.

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